Archbishop to visit Kenya to offer solidarity

Posted Oct 7, 2013

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will visit Nairobi Oct. 19-20 as a guest of Archbishop of Kenya Eliud Wabukala.

The purpose of the visit, which has been arranged at short notice, is to be in solidarity with the Kenyan people following the attack on the Westgate shopping mall last month.

The program of the visit is not yet confirmed.

The archbishop was invited to speak at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which takes place between Oct. 21-26 in Nairobi.

He was unable to attend because of long-standing diary commitments, including the baptism of Prince George. He will, however, record a video greeting, which will be broadcast to delegates at the start of the conference.

The archbishop is also continuing to hold in prayer the people of Peshawar, Syria, and all those in troubled parts of the world.